About this Show

ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 5AM

News News/Business. New. (CC)

NETWORK
ABC

DURATION
00:30:00

RATING

SCANNED IN
Annapolis, MD, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Channel 79 (555 MHz)

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
528

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Maryland 7, Towson 5, Orioles 4, Us 4, Bob Ehrlich 3, Komen 2, Muller 2, Ravens 2, Swiffer Wetjet 2, Sarah 2, Funny Voice 2, New York 2, Sherrie Johnson 2, Megan Pringle 1, P.m. 1, Megan 1, Nasal 1, Justin Burke 1, Ms. Brady 1, Patrick Swayze 1,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  ABC    ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 5AM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 21, 2010
    5:00 - 5:30am EDT  

5:00am
no delays as you make your way northbound from route 100 up to 95. 29 southbound looks good. on the outer loop between 70 and 95, no delays as well. megan and jamie, back to you. >> concerning the death of the 14-year-old boston freshman. abc2 news reports that many of you questioned the safety of that intersection, where joey was killed. linda, good morning. >> well the day joey died, state police received a number of complaints that the pedestrian lights were not working at the intersection where joey tried to cross the street. the state highway administration is looking into those complaints. the memorial is growing where joey was struck and killed friday night. a driver him him as joey was crossing the road. neighbors and friends continue to leave heartfelt messages for the 14-year-old who was well liked by many and talented in so many ways. he loved the color blue, loved
5:01am
his number, 30, and loved to sing in his band. ♪ [ music ] >> joey was saved and he belongs there with god and all the angels. like i said, he's not of this world. he's too good for here. >> now police say right now there are no plans to charge the driver. the first of two viewings for joey will be held later today. they are expecting a large turnout from 6:00 until 9:00 tonight. then again tomorrow from 10:00 until noon. the funeral will follow. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. one minute after 5:00. city police have an investigation on their hands after three men were shot in south baltimore. it all happened around 7:40 last night in the 4100 block of 10th street. officers found three men who were shot, one in the leg. one in the stomach. all of them were taken to shock trauma with nonlife threatening injuries.
5:02am
>> and city police are investigating a double shooting in north baltimore. it happened around 10:00 last night near homewood and east preston streets. a man was shot in the side and a woman shot in the thigh. no word yet about a suspect or a possible motive. megan. >> 28-year-old man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the murder for hire scheme that led to the death of his uncle. the gas station owner, took less than two hours before finding him guilty of killing william porter. coil is one of the several defendants in this case, including the victim's wife. it is 5:02. andy muller, the assistant line coach is facing charges. state police arrested the coach after pulling him over for speeding at 1:00 in the morning on saturday. his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. the ravens know all about this. this is muller's second dui charge. the first happened in may.
5:03am
muller has been with the ravens for three years. nearly a full city block in towson is on the auction block. the towson commons development will be auctioned off today to the highest bidder and this morning, sherrie johnson is live with what could be a vacant spot. sherrie. >> reporter: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if
5:04am
it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the former owner of the ravens and his wife gave $3.5 million to the theater building campaign. >> well, the city's neighborhood is undergoing a major facelift thanks to an $85 million investment for redevelopment. the mayor helped celebrate the occasion by unveiling phase one, which will provide about 72 units of affordable rental housing, 35 units for sale housing and neighborhood jobs. all right, if you are
5:05am
impersonating a police officer, not a good idea to pull a real one over. >> probably not. one new york guy picked the wrong man to target. now he's in hot water. trying to put out a fire, but it's difficult. putting out the flames can put wildlife at risk. let's go over to mark jones and see how the trains and buses are moving. >> the commute start is an excellent one if your ride is on the lines. over on the buses, look for heavy volume on passengers on the 5. the 51 running 20 minutes late and you'll find the number 27 with the diversion in the area of falls and northern parkway due to a fire at the number 5 bus diverted at eager and central construction. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. ♪
5:06am
[ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last.
5:07am
you'll never go back to your old mop. [ funny voice ] hey, mop!
5:08am
wanna suck up dirt and grime like swiffer wetjet? then try the absorb-a-straw! now you're gettin' it. [ female announcer ] sorry, mop, but swiffer wetjet has a dirt dissolving solution and super absorbent pads that trap and lock dirty water deep inside the gradient core while mops can just spread it around. swiffer cleans better, or your money back. ♪ she blinded me with science a utah wild fire is under scrutiny not because of what's burning, but because how firefighters are trying to put this out. the fire sparked on sunday at the national guard shooting range is huge, now a federal
5:09am
judge ordered that the u.s. forest service to review its fire retardant because it can harm animals. >> we seen major fish kills when runs have been made and it inned up in creeks. hundreds and hundreds of fish killed. >> the forest service defends the fire saying that firefighters can use it to protect lives, property, and natural resources with minimal risk to fish and wildlife. >> a guy pretended to be an agent got quite a surprise. the man pulled over a driver who turned out to be a real offduty police detective. so when the cop realized, ought oh, i targeted a real cop, he took off, but the detective knew something was up, took down the license plate. he said hey, i was trying to help law enforcement. really? >> 9 minutes after 5:00. the sound of music may be
5:10am
silenced at one massachusetts school. there's talk of banning ipods, but that's not it. the policy would include other electronics, including cell phones, mp3 players, for example. they want to help preserve the academic environment. however, students aren't happy with the idea and started a petition. we'll find out what happens when the issue is taken up at the meeting next week. now, the forecast certified most accurate with doppler radar. >> we are checking out conditions right now. they are showing up quiet across the region. if anything, we dropped our temperatures down quite a bit. we'll check it out. at 51 now. 51 at marshal. 52 in easten. really big drop in the last hour. thank the clear skies and light winds. you'll notice 42 in york, pennsylvania. temperatures to bounce into the upper 40s and upper 50s as we
5:11am
head through the morning hours. our high of 78 comes at a mostly sunny sky this afternoon. let's get that check on traffic right now and toss it over to kim brown. >> good morning. we have an incident in baltimore city on the eastbound lanes of northern parkway. there is a structure fire and you will see police and fire equipment partially blocking that intersection. you cannot turn right on to falls road coming off of northern parkway. keep that in mind. aside from that, we are looking good. southbound looking clear between the beltway and toll plaza. that's an 8 minute ride. no issues on the key bridge, headed towards 97. that's a 9 minute trip. you will see traffic moving very nicely here on the west side at liberty road. no delays, very little volume. no problems on the beltway this morning. jamie, back to you. >> are you stopped up and suffering from a headache? >> if you did get the cold or allergies, it could be that it is something else. >> two hour season premier, "dancing with the stars."
5:12am
find out which celebrity received the highest score from the judges. abc2 works for the community. a proud partner of komen maryland's race for the cure. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage.
5:13am
made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. it sweeps and it mops. your old broom just can't compare. [ funny voice ] hey, broom! wanna sweep and mop like swiffer sweeper? then try the mop club for brooms! designed to look natural, even when wet. ♪ [ female announcer ] sorry, broom, but swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock more dirt than a broom. and the dirt dissolving wet cloths clean better than a mop, or your money back. ♪ she blinded me with science
5:14am
but you wouldn't want an antique computer. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v.
5:15am
storm gear and promotional consideration provided by l. l. bean. time now is 5:15. this morning's health alert, are you feeling congested? maybe you are blaming it on the fall cold or allergies, are you feeling that way? it could be something else. >> when it comes to real estate, you got to be on your game. yet even though she was successful at it, sarah always seemed a little off. >> i was constantly stuffed up. felt pressure in my face, headaches that would be in the back of my head. >> for years, sarah suffered from sinus problems, even after numerous tests, she couldn't shake the pain and exhaustion. she went to a sinus specialist who diagnosed her and recommended surgery. >> they opened up all my passageways. >> it is an inflammation of the
5:16am
sinuses that occurs with a fungal infection. the sinuses become inflamed and swollen. >> it can show acute signs, but the absence of findings doesn't indicate a person doesn't have it. >> loss of smell, coughing at night, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat and post nasal drip and in some cases a fever. and treatment ranges from pills to surgery. yet even though the symptoms are easy to spot, it counteds to be misdiagnosed. >> this is an illness that is seen in 14 million americans. >> for sarah, the surgery has made all the difference. for today's health minute, i'm susan hendricks. >> according to the center for disease control, more than 10 million young people have been diagnosed with asthma. but new research suggests that certain lifestyle and genetic
5:17am
factors in some children may increase their chances of developing the disease. if you want to find out more about the study, log on to abc2news.com and click on the health tab. weight loss surgery has become a popular option for obese people needing to lose weight, including teenagers. a new study found 590 people in california ages 13 to 20 years old underwent surgery between 2005 and 2007. the fda has not approved this procedure for children, but banding, where the band is placed on the upper stomach increased 7 fold during the two- year study. >> and you may be paying the price for being obese, not only medically, but financially. researchers at george washington university say the annual cost is nearly 4800 for a woman and $2600 for a man. that includes not only medical costs, but also sick days, loss productivity and also extra gasoline. talking about health news,
5:18am
we want to remind you that the komen maryland race for the cure is coming up. we would love it if you joined us. look at that big crowd from last year. abc2 news will be live on aret to broadcast the event starting at 7:00 and runs until 9:00. you have to register for the big race by heading to our website. scroll down and look for the think pink logo. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> you know, last year the morning of that coe race, there was snow on the ground. 77 our normal high. we split the record from 37 to 96 on the high end. you notice that sun up comes at 6:53 this morning.
5:19am
7:05 for that sun down. we generally expect clear skies to warm us up in a hurry. 40s and 50s start the day and you'll notice that under clear skies, there's going to be a lot of sunshine to be had. there's going to be a warmer wind that starts tapping into heat that has been building toward the south and that warmer air will begin to spread in here, if not today, definitely over the next few days. yesterday's high temperature, while we reached a near normal 78, look at the 100 in memphis, and widespread 90s we had across the south. that is starting to move in our direction. as we are sitting at 51, tomorrow morning should be a different story. we are watching the return of moisture with some of that heat. so there could be some thunderstorms that pop up, especially in the mountains and afternoon and i think we'll stay dry, but there could be a rumble of thunder west of town and as we build into thursday and friday, we add in some moisture and may build some afternoon thunderstorms as
5:20am
temperatures get hotter towards the end of the week. for today, our 2-degree guarantee brings us to a seasonal high of 78 with a mostly sunny sky and generally expecting temperatures with the sunshine to range from 76 in westminster. 77 up towards the zone, and slightly milder temperatures once you cross the bay. about 80 degrees on the eastern shore in easten. tonight, settling back down to 58. so while we may briefly hit the 40s officially at bwi, should be about 10 degrees warmer tomorrow morning and we bounce off that to bring us back to 85 degrees and isolated late day shower. we'll check out the rest of the forecast in a few minutes. let's get a look at traffic. >> as you make your way through howard county, you aren't going to find any issues on i-70 in either direction. route 29 checking in without any problems as you head southbound approaching into montgomery county. as we look right now at our cameras, here we are again.
5:21am
95 at 195, fortunately traffic flowing freely in both directions. as we look right now at our drive times, let's check on the 83 on the harrisburg expressway. it's going to be a smooth ride. a five minute trip, no problems between the 83 and the jfx is all lanes open between 695 and northern parkway, only a four minute ride. jamie, back to you. did you see it? the 11th season of "dancing with the stars"? another cast of celebrities took to the stage, including this lovely lady, mrs. brady, lawrence henderson. >> she looks great. >> that's not bad at all. very nice, ms. brady. and brandi was out there. actor david hasselhoff. dirty dancing. got pretty emotional over patrick swayze. did she not? >> she started to cry. >> a couple will be eliminated. she will start calling the
5:22am
situation elimination. >> i like that. >> beginning tonight at 8:00. 5:22 right now. this could be a first. >> yeah, we have a man accused of strangling his wife. how caffeine could have played a role in his defense. >> also ahead, it wasn't the chicken crossing the road. look closely. tell you where this zebra was spotted. ,
5:23am
5:24am
5:25am
if the orioles play the way they are, they could catch the yankees in january. broke the tie with a sack fly and luke scott knocked in a run in the 7th inning as the orioles go on to beat the red sox. the orioles have won for the 11th time. 11th time in 15 games. david hernandez worked two innings to get the win. his 8th win of the year. but it is soggy out there. that's why he is trouble, but the orioles go on to win this
5:26am
game 4-2. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> we had this chilly morning and could dip into the 40s. so then we expect it back to near normal this afternoon. 78 degrees. we'll drop in the 50s overnight tonight and for tomorrow, fall officially arrives at 5:04 in the morning and that first day of autumn will be a warmer day at 85. an isolated late day shower. lows in the 60s, we'll feel like summer before the bottom fills out. it is time to go to new york and get this morning's tech bites. in today's tech bites, google says people will soon be able to edit google documents together. the change is expected in the next few weeks. the technology is based on letting people work together on powerpoint, word, and excel documents. if you want a pet, but not the
5:27am
mess, i pet could be the answer. it's a new video game. ipet gives you a virtual pet to interact with. >> the ipad -- to take the play station eye web cam, take a picture of your living room and insert this cute, fuzzy, cuddly animal into it. >> you can play ipet with the sueony play station, which also came out friday. the move is essentially a wand that attracts your motions. those are your peck bites.
5:28am
now, good morning maryland. >> should we have known more
5:29am
about the danger of this intersection before a 14-year- old freshman died. >> apparently taken his own life in denver. more on the death of this 22- year-old. >> session is over. politicians know the fallout is not. i'm emily in washington. that story is coming up. >> hi, good tuesday to you. those stories are just ahead, i'm megan pringle. >> let's find out about our weather here. justin burke, now yesterday, justin said it was going to get around 48 last night. did we reach that low? >> we are pretty close this morning. it's chilly in some places. we are already down into the 40s and we are going to slip lower over the next couple of hours. we'll show you temperatures in a moment. last day after summer. this is the last full day of summer, but the summer heat will return over the next couple of days. hang tight, don't worry about it. it's a page turn on the calendar. 51 right now in baltimore. it's a good chance we slip into the 40s over the